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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pacquiao to start working on conditioning this week

MANILA -- Amid concerns that Manny Pacquiao may have been “relaxing too much” away from boxing, the pound-for-pound king assured his fans that he still has enough time left for training.

Pacquiao said his title showdown with WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto would require him to train for eight weeks, not more, not less.

“Kasi ‘pag lumampas ng eight weeks iyong training ko, medyo ma-over train ako, hindi maganda kondisyon ko sa fight. ‘Pag bumababa ng sa eight weeks masama naman ang kondisyon ko,” said the country’s most beloved boxing hero from General Santos City.

Pacquiao said he still has a lot of time to return to his usual fighting form as he is likely to start working on his condition this week.

Cotto has started working out for the fight as early as August.

“Oo nga si Cotto mag-iisang buwan na. Ako mag ii-start pa lang this week, may time pa naman,” he said.

Pacquiao said he will fly to the US on September 9 to participate in the fight’s four-city press tour set to kick off in New York.

He said he is likely to return to the Philippines after the tour to begin his “high altitude” training in Baguio.

Pacquiao said he will still have to settle with coach Freddie Roach their final training site before eventually heading to Las Vegas for the November 14 fight.

Roach said the Filipino’s fight against Cotto should not be taken lightly as they expect the Puerto Rican to be in his best condition.

"Anyone who thinks this fight is easy is a fool. He's going to be at his best," said Roach.

“I've been studying this guy, watching his fights, I have a good strategy in mind and we just have to implement it now,” he added.

Source: abs-cbnnews.com


  1. i am sure pacquiao is rushing his movie in order to have his trainning as soon as possible but the only thing is he love to do movie to intertain his fellow country men and besides that he make a lot of money from it in an easy way than boxing,yes boxing made him popular but now he is popular why don't make easy things to make money? i think he likes to see or contact roach right away but because of his busy schedule he just set a date to do his trainning on fixed date by september.the only thing there a lot of people beside pacman, his advisor,his promoter, his lawyer,now he has a producer in the movie,i think he can't make his own decission for himself because of lot of people beside him,we don't know why it happen that way.but on my way of understanding pacman is very serious of this fight he wants this fight, once he started trainning he will never stop untill he is in good shape,he has the skill already the only thing he has to do is to maintain his speed and power and he needs to lenghten his resistance for this fight because cotto is very ready to face him.everybody knows loss or win he still got money but i am pretty sure he wants history he wants to win this fight,all his countrymen, fans, are with him whatever happen, pacman forever.so we better relax and take it easy pacman is coming to finish this business in hard or easy way or whatever it takes he will do his very best to satisfy all his fans and country men or fellow filipinos.

  2. but baguio is not the best place to train for this kind of fight. cotto is far more better than the boxers that he destroyed in his latest fights. i think pacquiao is in trouble.